“There’s always room for new book ideas and fresh voices. “We’re taking back the New Year’s resolution as something that’s achievable and does not involve self-loathing.”
We were quoted in an article by Seattle Times columnist Nicole Brodeur back in January 2011, when we were launching The Business of Books. Since then, we’ve helped hundreds of burgeoning authors shape book proposals and learn about the publishing industry. A healthy handful of these writers have since published their books and realized their publishing dreams.
We want this to be the year that YOU realize your dream of publication, in whatever form that may be. To that end, we are offering our 30 Days to a Winning Book Proposal program as an all-day intensive workshop on Feb. 9.
During the day, we will cover every aspect of the development process, detail how to write various components, and provide weekly goals so you can move your proposal forward efficiently on your own. You’ll leave with a plan for an on-point proposal, ready to send to publishers or agents. Included in this results-oriented workshop is the Publishing Toolkit: A Hands-on Resource for Burgeoning Authors. This binder is filled with all the notes and materials to develop your successful proposal from start to finish–including step-by-step advice, helpful exercises and worksheets, key information on creating a targeted submission list, and real sample proposals that have sold to publishers.
If you’ve attended one of our events before, you know that we are committed to getting your book idea out of your head or drawer or flash drive and into the hands of publishing decision-makers, be it agents or aquisitions editors. Whether you are writing fiction or non-fiction, children or genre fiction, our proven plan will move your project forward. In just one month, you can have a savvy, solid proposal ready for submission.
For more information on our all-day workshop, which is $299 (which includes the Publishing Toolkit, a $99 value), check out the description on brownpapertickets.